Animal Rescue and Care
Your favorite blog posts from the first few months of 2011 have spanned many of our major programs at the Humane Society of the United States, including puppy mills, animal rescue, factory farming, disaster relief, and animal research issues. Many of you also followed the . . .
After HSUS staff helped uncover an animal fighting operation in Florida and rescue more than 200 animals in a hoarding case in Arizona, meaningful criminal charges were brought in both cases this week.
Mississippi is one of only four states in the nation that does not allow felony penalties for the worst abuses of dogs and cats. Yesterday, the Mississippi Senate passed a bill that would make egregious animal cruelty a felony on the second offense.
Today our animal rescue team is in rural Arizona assisting the Apache County Sheriff’s Department in a large-scale animal hoarding rescue. More than 200 dogs, cats, and other animals were living in poor conditions on this 44-acre property.
The nation of Japan is in the midst of its worst crisis since World War II, and it began with a massive 9.0 earthquake which then spawned a deadly tsunami. The earthquake and tsunami have wrought almost unimaginable destruction, including an unfolding drama with the severely . . .
Today is Adopt the Internet Day, an event organized by Petfinder.com to spread the word about the importance of adopting companion animals from shelters and rescue groups. This is a mission we also champion at The HSUS, especially through the Shelter Pet Project. With Maddie’s . . .
The HSUS’s animal rescue team worked with the Houston County Sheriff’s Department to rescue 198 dogs and 31 cats from deplorable neglect in southeastern Alabama. This was our first rescue deployment made possible by the Pepsi Refresh grant, and we’re especially grateful to all of you who voted for us.
On the heels of the release of our undercover investigation into cockfighting in Texas, The HSUS teamed up with WPMI, the NBC affiliate in Mobile, Ala., to expose the enormous criminal underworld of cockfighting in the state with the most anemic law against the practice. . . .